Canal Street Co-op Knives

Former Schrade President Walley Gardner and principal Joe Hufnagel joined with nine master cutlers to form a group of US craftsmen with over 300 years of combined knife making experience. The company they created is located in upstate New York where a long and rich tradition of quality knife making dates back to the 19th century.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby philco » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:37 pm

kennedy knives wrote:Got word there shipping the Flannel Pinch Lock back ::tu::


Mine showed up on the back porch this morning. ::ds::
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Postby kennedy knives » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:53 pm

Got mine this afternoon ::tu::

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Drukai » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:21 am

Wow that's a beauty!
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:43 pm

I can't believe it is February 2019 and I have not received a SINGLE email or communication of any kind, paid for in July 2018 for stag boys knife. Wally should really get his ducks in a row, doesn't seem to me to be the best business practice. Red Hill could also communicate something!? I don't make excuses for business' that can't deliver.
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby philco » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:11 pm

Montanaman wrote:I can't believe it is February 2019 and I have not received a SINGLE email or communication of any kind, paid for in July 2018 for stag boys knife. Wally should really get his ducks in a row, doesn't seem to me to be the best business practice. Red Hill could also communicate something!? I don't make excuses for business' that can't deliver.


Kris I contacted Josh Basham with Red Hill Cutlery and asked about the status of the Stag Boys Knife. Here's his response from 1-8-19.


"yes we are sorry for the delay on this, we are still expecting these in shortly, there was an issue on some of the blades.

as soon as we have an update we will let you know, sorry for the delay"
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Montanaman » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 pm

philco wrote:
Kris I contacted Josh Basham with Red Hill Cutlery and asked about the status of the Stag Boys Knife. Here's his response from 1-8-19.


"yes we are sorry for the delay on this, we are still expecting these in shortly, there was an issue on some of the blades.

as soon as we have an update we will let you know, sorry for the delay"


Thanks Phil, appreciate that. When I contacted Josh in late Nov or early Dec., it was another story. I am not upset, my mind is boggled at how Wally and Josh seem to feel this is acceptable business. I would be out of business if I treated my customers this way.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby glennbad » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:45 pm

I had contacted RHC around Jan 24th. They said CSC had a bunch of blades out for heat treat, then grinding/assembly. They felt that CSC would have a few batches of knives going out to them in 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby ea42 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 am

Greetings everyone! I've been sending out some updates regarding the long overdue Sheepsfoot knives and the desert ironwood clip knife. I want to offer a sincere apology for this crazy delay, it's all on me as I had an almost impossible time trying to cut nail marks in the blades. It seems we wound up with steel that was cold rolled and not annealed, which resulted in it being almost impossible to machine. This was all new to me so I had to do the trial and error thing trying to work it out. unfortunately there was initially a LOT of error. I sent a message to Larry last week and am copying it here as it pretty much explains everything:

"I really want to apologize for the ridiculous delay. I had tremendous problems trying to cut a nail mark in the steel. It was apparently cold rolled and not annealed, which is not what was initially ordered. Thanks to that it was incredibly hard. I went through several high speed steel cutters and one TiN cutter that I had to special order and still barely scratched the surface. The TiN cutter was especially problematic since I had ordered it in October and it didn't arrive until mid-December. Following that I had to go with a last effort by ordering a carbide cutter, and amazingly it cut the steel. That single issue is basically what caused this entire delay. Had I known this from the start I would have invested in the carbide cutter immediately, but I was unaware of the steel screw up until much later on. They're over $500 apiece! Honestly a lot of this a learning experience for me, especially with these modern stainless steels.
In hindsight I probably should have updated you guys, but seeing as how many problems piled on one after the other, it probably would have just seemed like a continuous stream of excuses. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't. I now have the blades back from grinding, and just finished dressing the tangs and backs along with swedging. All that's left is full polish and then assembling some knives! Again I'm very sorry Larry, six months is inexcusable."

I'm polishing the blades now folks, and should be putting stag on the liners by Wednesday. I'm hoping to have the stag knives completed some time around the beginning of next week, along with the ram's horn knives. Then I'll start right in on the ironwood clip blade knives. Here's a shot of the blades I'm working on now:

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Just to be clear Red Hill isn't to blame for the delay at all, they've been just as anxious as everyone else. Any time they tried to give a timeline we wound up with another unexpected delay, like when I thought those TiN cutters would actually work. It was a real nightmare. I'm just totally relieved that it finally worked out, and again I want to apologize to everyone who's been waiting.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm

Thank you Eric for the update!

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby ea42 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:01 am

My pleasure Tom!

Got the blades polished, drilled the bolsters and did some preliminary forming on them. Tomorrow (Wednesday) I'll start putting stag on.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby boykinlp » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 pm

Thanks for the update, Eric. I look forward to seeing the stag and ram's horn knives! I know they will be worth the wait. ::ds::
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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby ea42 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:04 am

Got an update for you folks, finished up the stag knives today, just have to edge them in the morning and ship them out. Finally! I grabbed a few for a picture as I was buffing them. They're still full of compound but just wanted to give you an idea of how they look. I'll try to take a group shot tomorrow before I pack them up to ship.

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby doglegg » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:33 pm

Oh Eric, now something else to be on the look out for. Love the blade shape and love the stag. Your work is nothing short of custom. Thanks for the preview. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

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Re: Canal Street Co-op Knives

Postby Chase » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:14 pm

WOW

They look fantastic...Great Job once again Eric!

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